PDFtk is a simple tool for doing everyday things with PDF documents. It comes in three flavors: PDFtk Free, PDFtk Pro, and our original command-line tool PDFtk Server.
PDFtk Pro is a friendly GUI tool for working with PDF documents. Use it to easily merge, split, rotate, watermark, stamp or secure your PDFs. This guide shows you how to use its various features.
Use PDFtk Pro to quickly split, merge, rotate, watermark, stamp and secure PDF pages and documents. PDFtk Pro is a graphical application that makes working with PDFs as easy as possible.
PDFtk Server is our command-line tool for working with PDFs. It is commonly used for client-side scripting or server-side processing of PDFs.
It is also used by OEMs and ISVs to give their products the ability to manipulate PDFs. A commercial license is required to distribute PDFtk with your commercial product.
Use STAMPtk + PDFtk to mark PDFs with custom data, like stamps, watermarks, headers or footers, as the PDFs are served to online users. Or use these tools on the desktop to add information to local PDFs.
This pdftk manual documents all of its options and operations. Please consult our tutorials for some friendlier explanations. Pdftk is a command-line program, so you should use your computer terminal or command prompt to try these examples.
These examples show you how to perform common PDF tasks from the command-line using pdftk.
You can use PDFtk Server at no charge under its GPL license.
Commercial users will benefit from our comprehensive commercial support agreement.
To distribute PDFtk Server as part of your own commercial product you will need to purchase our PDFtk Server Redistribution License.
A history of PDFtk features and fixes. It also links to older versions of PDFtk.
Shuffle the even and odd pages you get from scanning a two-sided document using PDFtk Server.
Export and import PDF bookmark data using PDFtk Server. This bookmark data can be easily parsed or generated.
Create PDF photo albums that behave just like books on your Nook or Kindle ebook reader with a little help from ImageMagick and PDFtk Server.
Install PDFtk Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL versions 5 or 6) or CentOS (versions 5 or 6). Download a binary RPM, build from a source RPM, or build from source code.
Learn to use STAMPtk with PDFtk to add headers, footers, watermarks and stamps to PDF documents. These command-line tools are ideal for server-side processing of PDFs.
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"If you like pdftk, then you’ll appreciate the other 25 programs and scripts I created for my book, PDF Hacks." –Sid
For ten years, power users have relied on PDFtk for server-side processing of PDF documents. Our command-line PDFtk has been — and always will be — free (as in freedom) software.
Today we also offer a convenient graphical application: PDFtk Pro. Your purchase of PDFtk Pro will help fund the continued development of our GPL PDFtk.
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